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  1. Comment on bump-burger in ~test

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    bumponions (slivered)

    bumponions (slivered)

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    bumpsauce

    bumpsauce

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    bumpburger

    bumpburger

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    bumperoonypants

    bumperoonypants

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    bumperoony

    bumperoony

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  6. Comment on bump-burger in ~test

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    bumper

    bumper

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  7. Comment on bump-burger in ~test

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    bump

    bump

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  8. Comment on Pinging nic many times to see if it registers in his inbox in ~test

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    I just got one notification. Thanks for the chuckle.

    I just got one notification.

    Thanks for the chuckle.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Superscripted details? (I.e expandable footnotes done jankily) in ~test

  10. Comment on Linkify mentions test in ~test

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    bumperoony

    bumperoony

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  11. Comment on Linkify mentions test in ~test

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    bumper

    bumper

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  12. Comment on Linkify mentions test in ~test

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    bump

    bump

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  13. Comment on <script>alert("test");</script> in ~test

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    tester

    tester

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  14. Comment on <script>alert("test");</script> in ~test

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    test

    test

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  15. Comment on Who is someone on Tildes you appreciate, and why? in ~talk

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    Some of us just like to change accounts every year.

    Some of us just like to change accounts every year.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on 'They actually stopped': Women buying sex to ensure safe experience in ~life

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    @Deimos, might be time to lock this down?

    @Deimos, might be time to lock this down?

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  17. Comment on What are your mental health upkeep habits/lifestyle? in ~health

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    I had a kid, so now I get to do so many cool new things, and more importantly I get to see the world again through a brand new pair of eyes.

    I had a kid, so now I get to do so many cool new things, and more importantly I get to see the world again through a brand new pair of eyes.

  18. Comment on What are your mental health upkeep habits/lifestyle? in ~health

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    Yes, I have also done the fire staff thing for a while, although I never did end up taking it back to burning man like I originally planned. Sounds like you just need to write down a list of more...

    Yes, I have also done the fire staff thing for a while, although I never did end up taking it back to burning man like I originally planned.

    Sounds like you just need to write down a list of more cool stuff you might want to learn and just do it.

  19. Comment on Where did all the nerds go? in ~talk

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    You've done such a wonderful job of explaining your point of view. Let me try to do the same. I don't know anyone who self identified as a nerd or a dork back in the 80's. I frankly feel...

    You've done such a wonderful job of explaining your point of view. Let me try to do the same.

    I don't know anyone who self identified as a nerd or a dork back in the 80's.

    I frankly feel incredibly uncomfortable labeling myself as a nerd. I never considered myself a nerd. I don't remember anyone calling me a nerd. Almost nobody in high school cared that I tried to program and hack my computer. Just like absolutely nobody in high school cared that I went sky diving. The only thing that interested anyone was the weird drunken antics I sometimes got up to at high school parties.

    I didn't mention all that originally because it seemed unnecessary and superfluous.

    But it seemed rude to categorize 80's nerds as having undesirable traits without admitting that I did some nerdy things myself. So I simply said I was a nerd, and that used to be a bad thing, but now we all do those things, so what are the bad things now?

    If people want to be a hipster nerd (they were a nerd when it wasn't cool) then let them. If hipster nerds want to gate-keep, who cares? If someone instantly assumes I am a hipster nerd who is trying to gate-keep, well... now I am curious. And more than a little amused that I inadvertently stepped on a land mine. Are generation z'ers anti-labels and pro-inclusion about everything, or is it just the computer-nerd thing?

    This is the golden age of computers. You can learn anything. You can do anything. Individually, anonymously, or as a group.

    The only person who can exclude you from doing something, is yourself.

    "Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - The Empire Strikes Back.

    β€œIt's not who we are underneath, but what we do that defines us.” - Batman Begins.

    Edit: Hopefully that comes across as more inspirational than anything else.